Moluccan Woodcock

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Mollucan Woodcock
Conservation status: Endangered
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Scolopax
Species:S. rochussenii
Binomial name
Scolopax rochussenii
Schlegel, 1866

The Mollucan Woodcock or Obi Woodcock, Scolopax rochussenii, is a medium sized wader. It is the largest of the woodcocks, 25% bigger than Eurasian Woodcock. It is marked with large buff spots.

This species is restricted to two small islands in the Moluccas, but has not been seen since 1902, and is probably extinct. Nothing is known of its habits.

Further reading

Shorebirds by Hayman, Marchant and Prater, ISBN 0-7099-2034-2

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